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Mad Quickies: Gin and Tonic Lasers, A Drake Coloring Book, Art Crimes and More!

Oh, hello there. Sorry for my long absence. I’ve been trapped in a movie theater since Star Wars opened. I’ve seen it 632 times. I’ve been able to figure out what the next two movies have in store, just from watching it so many times. Keep reading to find out …

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Mad Quickies: Star Wars Trickery, Fake Viral Photos, Art Crimes and More!

It’s that time again. Your Wednesday Quickies are here to get you thru the middle of your week. Forthwith: I admit, I was fooled by some of these – 76 viral images from 2015 that were fake. Pew Research has determined that just about as many women play video games …

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cell micrograph by Jack Challoner
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Mad Quickies: Rock and Roll Nutcrackers, Chia Pen, Art Crimes and More!

Hey guess what? It’s Wednesday. You know what else? I love you. Please enjoy these Quickies as a token of my love. As featured in our holiday gift guide, these 3D printed pictures could help the blind to experience paintings for the first time. The headline on this one says …

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Mad Quickies: Art Crimes, High-Tech Ships in Bottles, LED Bicycles and More!

Wednesday. Quickies. Now. Your illustrated guide on what NOT to say to an artist. And I’m sure we could all add many, many more to the list. -Via Amy This week in Art Crimes. Have you ever seen thousands of LED lights on a bicycle, rolling around Venice Beach, California? …

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Prayer-Time in the Nursery, Five Points House of Industry” (1887–1888), photo by Jacob A. Riis
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Mad Quickies: Dresses and Power Tools, Weird GIFs, Snail’s Shell Magnified and More!

Whoa! Sorry for the delay, gang. I got caught up making dinner last night and then one thing led to another and I found myself flying thru space, zipping around Saturn… wait. I fell asleep and dreamed that. I fell asleep and forgot to schedule the Quickies. Yep. I’m sorry. …

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Mad Quickies: Tattoos Come Alive, Ancient Greek Star Wars Sculptures, Art Crimes and More!

Hey gang, I’ve scoured far and wide to bring you these sweet things from the World of The Internet. Won’t you take a few moments to enjoy them? This week in Art Crimes! Lots of stealing this week. Speaking of thieves… er, the auction market, a painting by early 20th …

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Mad Quickies: Liquid Clocks, Interactive Flowers, The Griffin Warrior and More!

Look: I’m as sad as all of you that Halloween is already over. But we need to move forward. Take my hand. We’ll go together, onward, with the Quickies. For next years Halloween costume – Archaeologists have unearthed the tomb of an elite warrior that has gone undisturbed for 3500 …

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Mad Quickies: Bob Ross on Youtube, The First GIFs, Where’s Luke? and More!

Well, this is a momentous day. The immortal Bob Ross has joined the denizens of Youtube. And all is right with the world. Forthwith… As mentioned only moments ago, Bob Ross’s The Joy of Painting is now available to watch on Youtube. I truly felt like he was a friend …

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